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Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology (Version July 2015 Issue no.6)

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and protocols for on-farm monitoring, inspection and surveillance for pests of biosecurity concern within production nurseries. The project, completed in 2014, has investigated national and international information and systems and has developed recommended monitoring, inspection and surveillance protocols that have the highest probability of success

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Managing weeds in production nurseries

Weeds or pest plants can have serious economic, environmental and social impacts. Weeds can reduce crop growth, compete for nutrients, water and light, harbour insect pests and pathogens, damage the aesthetics of the plant, reduce the ability to apply crop amendments, and can be one of the most significant input costs to production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPzUpvF1Ew0

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1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS

Provides an index of pest, diseases and weeds technical items.

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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of the Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar).

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Water Hyacinth 2011

Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a declared Class 2 plant under the Land Protection (Pest & Stock Route Management) Act 2002.

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Two Spot Mite Factsheet 2013

Managing two-spotted mite in production nurseries.

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Tree ferns (Cyathea spp.): reproductive versus fungal spores

This fact sheet compares the reproductive spores of the plant with the fungal spores that cause the disease tar spot.

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The biology and management of Colletotrichum diseases in production nurseries

This fact sheet includes information on the causal agents, symptoms, disease cycle, spread, host range, disease management and biosecurity issues.

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Soilborne root pathogens in production nurseries

This fact sheet provides information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that can occur in production nurseries, how they can be spread and how they can be managed.

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Silverleaf Whitefly Factsheet 2013

Managing silverleaf whitefly in production nurseries.

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Salvinia molesta 2011

Salvinia molesta is a ‘Weed of National Significance’ in Australia and a declared weed in Queensland.

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Protect your nursery from virus diseases

This fact sheet look at plant viruses that can affect nursery crops, and includes information on how viruses spread, how they survive, insect transmission, disease management and biosecurity issues.

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Pocket Diagnostic Nursery Paper 2010

In this Nursery Paper Queensland Industry Development Manager John McDonald outlines the technology behind and the application of the Pocket Diagnostic Text Kits relevant to the Australian horticultural industry.

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Phytophthora diseases: Problematic in the nursery and beyond

This fact sheet provides information on life cycle, symptoms, disease management and some of the horticulturally important species of Phytophthora in Australia.

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Pest ID Tool Nursery Paper 2009

The project was jointly funded by NGIQ and Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL) and released to industry in August 2009. In this Nursery Paper, John McDonald, NGIQ Industry Development Manager, (IDM) provides an overview of this industry innovation.

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Kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos spp.): Ink disease

Several foliar diseases of kangaroo paws are serious enough to make the plants unsellable, but the major foliar disease is ink disease or ink spot.

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IPM Nursery Paper 2004

This Nursery Paper, second in a series of three, looks at implementing some simple Integrated Pest (and disease) Management (IPM) techniques based on research tested by the Virginia Farm Trials project in South Australia.

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Integrated pest management plan for whiteflies in production nurseries

This fact sheet provides information on the background, general biology and species of whitefly that can affect nursery crop production.

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Integrated Pest Management in Ornamentals: Information Guide

This information guide is part of an educational and training package on integrated pest management (IPM) developed for the ornamentals industry by NSW Agriculture and the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation (HRDC).

era.deedi.qld.gov.au/2208/

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Soilborne Pathogen Management Plan 2014

The purpose of this paper is to provide information on destructive soilborne fungal pathogens that can occur in production nurseries, how they can be spread and how they can be managed.

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Scale Insect Fact Sheet 2015

This factsheet covers the biology of the most common species likely to be encountered in a production nurseries in Australia, (i.e. Coccidae, Margarodidae and Eriococcidae).

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Powdery Mildew Fact Sheet 2015

Powdery mildew is a widespread and important disease of many nursery plants and ornamentals.

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Nematode Fact Sheet 2015

Nematodes are a diverse group of microscopic, nonsegmented round worms that are tapered at each end.

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Mite Management Plan 2015

The purpose of this pest management plan is to provide production nurseries with knowledge of the range of mites that commonly can cause damage to plants, how they can be identified and effectively managed.

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Mealybug Fact Sheet 2015

Mealybugs are a specific type of scale insect from the family Pseudococcidae.

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Downy mildew Fact Sheet 2015

Downy mildews are obligate plant parasites that attack a wide range of plants and are responsible for some of the world's most destructive plant diseases. They also cause considerable losses to the nursery production of ornamental and vegetable seedlings.

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Cycad Blue Butterfly Fact Sheet 2015

Cycad blue butterfly, Theclinesthes onycha, is actually represented by two sub-species that are very similar in appearance. This fact sheet provides information about this species identification and management.

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Giant African Snail Contingency Plan 2015

This contingency plan has been compiled to provide a review of current knowledge, management options and recommended survey techniques for the giant African snail.

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Fireblight Contingency Plan 2014

This contingency plan provides background information on pest biology and available control measures to assist production nurseries with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of fire blight (Erwinia amylovora).

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Citrus Greening Contingency Plan 2013

This contingency plan provides background information on pest biologies and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of huanglongbing (citrus greening) and its vectors.

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White Fly Transmitted Viruses Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of a range of viruses that are transmitted by Whitefly vectors (Bemisia tabaci, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and T. abutilonia).

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Thrips Transmitted Viruses Contingency Plan 2011

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of a range of viruses that are transmitted by five genera of thrips (Thrips, Frankliniella, Scirtothrips, Microcephalothrips and Ceratothripoides).

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Threat Specific Contingency Plan: Tarnished plant bug

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris). The plan provides guidelines and options for steps to be undertaken and considered when developing a Response Plan for incursion of this pest.

http://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/110929-CP-Tarnished-plant-bug.pdf

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Sudden Oak Death Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum).

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Serpentine Leaf Miner Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Serpentine leaf miner (Liriomyza huidobrensis).

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Poinsettia Thrips Contingency Plan 2011

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Poinsettia thrips (Echinothrips americanus)

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Pierces Disease Contingency Plan 2013

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Pierce’s disease, the causal agent of which is Xylella fastidiosa.

 

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Phytophthora ramorum Fact Sheet 2013

Phytophthora ramorum: a biosecurity threat to the Australian nursery industry.

 

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Nursery Paper - Nursery Production Pest Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance Methodology

In 2013 NGIA commissioned a project to investigate statistically valid systems and protocols for on-farm monitoring, inspection and surveillance for pests of biosecurity concern within production nurseries.

 

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Myrtle Rust Management Plan 2013

This Myrtle Rust Management Plan has been developed by the Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland for the
Australian Nursery Industry.

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This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of the longicorn beetle <em>Anoplophora chinensis</em>.

 

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Huanglongbing: A nursery industry biosecurity threat

Huanglongbing (HLB), which can be translated as 'yellow shoot disease', is a bacterial disease that is lethal to <i>Citrus</i> and some other plants in the family Rutaceae.

http://www.ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/HLB-factsheet-FINAL.pdf

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Huanglongbing Contingency Plan 2013

This contingency plan provides background information on pest biologies and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of huanglongbing (citrus greening) and its vectors.

http://ngiq.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/Huanglongbing-CP-2013.pdf

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Gypsy Moth Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of the Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar).

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Guava Rust Contingency Plan 2010

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of guava rust (Puccinia psidii).

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GrowHelp

Grow Help Australia provides a comprehensive disease and pest diagnostic service for all horticultural crops.

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/plants/health-pests-diseases/grow-help

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Grow Me Instead

Grow Me Instead (GMI) is an initiative of the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) promoting a positive change in the attitude of both industry and consumers toward invasive plants.

http://www.growmeinstead.com.au/

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Green Peach Aphid Factsheet 2013

Managing green peach aphid in production nurseries.

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Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Fact Sheet 2013

Glassy winged sharpshooter- a nursery industry biosecurity threat.

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Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Contingency Plan 2011

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of Glassy winged sharpshooter (GWSS; Homalodisca vitripennis).

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General Pest Control Nursery Paper 2004

Nursery crops are extremely vulnerable to pest and disease incursions, resulting in anything from retarded crop growth to plant death.

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Fungus Gnat Management 2013

This pest management plan compliments the NGIA Nursery Paper on fungus gnat management, released in 2013.

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Fireblight Fact Sheet 2013

Fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, was first recorded on apple in the Hudson valley of New York in 1870, and has become one of the world's most devastating plant diseases.

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Cylindrocladium Nursery Paper 2012

This nursery paper provides an overview of the fungus Cylindrocladium and how to prevent and control this disease of nursery plants.

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BioSecure HACCP Personal Disinfestation Procedure

Hygiene procedures are paramount for the control of plant pests, pathogens and weeds in any production nursery, greenlife market and growing media manufacturer. Effective hygiene and disinfestation protocols must be developed for the successful control of biosecurity issues, in high risk production situations.

youtu.be/PmUpgLEz9bY

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BioSecure HACCP Site Surveillance Procedure

Site surveillance of production nurseries, greenlife markets and growing media manufacturers is a risk assessment process designed to identify production risks.

youtu.be/QTElxq7BNIM

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BioSecure HACCP Sticky Traps

Sticky traps are a valuable aid in monitoring crops to detect early pest invasions, or to demonstrate property freedom of flying insects. Sticky traps record and highlight the activity of these flying insect pests.

youtu.be/6WRPAtPwvP4

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BioSecure HACCP Vehicle Inspection Procedure

A video demonstrating the BioSecure HACCP Vehicle Inspection Procedure.

youtu.be/Ovb2qbkXhks

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BioSecure HACCP Crop Monitoring Procedure

A video demonstrating the BioSecure HACCP CRop Monitoring Procedure.

youtu.be/3hoFS1bC084

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BioSecure HACCP End Point Despatch Inspection Procedure

Inspecting crops prior to despatch is critical to the smooth operation of a BioSecure HACCP system.

youtube.com/watch?v=J68BpRR1Vas

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BioSecure HACCP Import Inspection Procedure V2

Inspecting plant material upon arrival at a production nursery is critical to the smooth operation of a BioSecure HACCP system.

youtu.be/ou65dMmvZiY

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BioSecure HACCP In line Despatch Inspection Procedure

Inspecting crops prior to despatch is critical to the smooth operation of a BioSecure HACCP system.

youtu.be/L37_NmzrLAk

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Baiting water sources using Pocket Diagnostic test kits

The Pocket Diagnostic™ Test Kits are capable of detecting plant pathogens from plant material used
as a bait in water sources and irrigation systems using similar baiting processes to those required for
laboratory based diagnoses.

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Baiting growing media and soil using Pocket Diagnostic test kits

The Pocket Diagnostic™ Test Kits are capable of detecting plant pathogens from plant material used
as a bait in diluted growing media and soil using similar baiting processes to those required for
laboratory based diagnoses.

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Bacterial leaf scorch: A nursery industry biosecurity threat

Bacterial leaf scorch (BLS) is caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, a slow-growing bacterium that blocks xylem and produces water stress symptoms.

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Bacterial diseases in production nurseries

Bacteria can cause some very destructive plant diseases.

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Azolla Aquatic Weed 2012

Azolla – native aquatic weeds

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Asian Citrus Psyllid Fact Sheet 2013

Asiatic citrus psyllid - a biosecurity threat

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Aphid Transmitted Viruses Contingency Plan 2011

This contingency plan provides background information on the pest biology and available control measures to assist with preparedness for an incursion into Australia of a range of viruses that are transmitted by aphids.

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Rhizoctonia: A variable and versatile nursery pathogen

The Rhizoctonia solani complex represents an important group of soil-borne pathogenic fungi that occur on many plants throughout the world.

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Pythium species: A constant threat to nursery production

This fact sheet considers Pythium recognition and detection, life cycle, symptoms, spread, management and biosecurity issues.

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Fusarium: A formidable nursery pathogen

This fact sheet reviews the important Fusarium species and the diseases they cause in nurseries. It also includes information on life cycle, symptoms, disease management and biosecurity issues.

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Alternaria: diseases in production nurseries

This fact sheet discusses the pathogen, detection and diagnosis, symptoms, disease cycle, spread and management and host range.

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1. AN INDEX OF PESTS, DISEASES AND WEEDS TECHNICAL ITEMS
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1. AN INDEX OF BIOSECURITY TECHNICAL ITEMS